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Roast lamb racks with mashed peas

Australian Gourmet Traveller quick spring recipe for roast lamb racks with mashed peas.

  • Serves 2
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Roast lamb racks with mashed peas
If you can get your hands on fresh peas straight from the garden, use them in place of frozen ones.


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lamb rack (8 cutlets), French trimmed, brought to room temperature
  • 400 ml veal or lamb stock
  • 1 tsp raw caster sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp small rosemary sprigs
Mashed peas
  • 400 gm frozen peas, defrosted
  • 80 gm butter, softened


  • 1
    Combine stock and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to the boil over high heat and cook until reduced to a sauce consistency (20-25 minutes).
  • 2
    Meanwhile, heat half the olive oil in an ovenproof frying pan over medium-high heat, add lamb and cook, turning once, until golden (3-4 minutes each side). Transfer to oven and roast until cooked pink (12-14 minutes). Remove from oven, cover with foil and stand to rest (5 minutes), then slice into 4 servings.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, for mashed peas, cook peas in a saucepan of boiling salted water until tender (1-2 minutes). Drain, return to saucepan, add butter, then coarsely mash. Season to taste.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, fry garlic and rosemary in remaining olive oil in a small frying pan over medium heat, stirring continuously until golden (1-2 minutes). Serve lamb rack and mashed peas scattered with rosemary and garlic with sauce drizzled over.


This recipe is from the September 2009 issue of Australian Gourmet Traveller.